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repair or replace bumper?

Postby hispanicpanic » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:13 pm

Its a brand new aftermarket bumper. I had to massage the front end a lot to get the bumper to line up properly with the fenders and such, apparently what i did was a bit too much. Noticed this today....

Should i repair or replace? I saw a video where a guy repaired a cracked bumper with fiberglass mesh tape + 2 part epoxy. It sounds like it would work really well.

FYI this paint is fresh too.... i'd be real sad to have to repaint a new bumper.

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Re: repair or replace bumper?

Postby crocrx » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:26 pm

Throw that one in the garbage and grab yourself a used oem Honda one.
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Re: repair or replace bumper?

Postby hispanicpanic » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:59 am

crocrx wrote:Throw that one in the garbage and grab yourself a used oem Honda one.



why is that?
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Re: repair or replace bumper?

Postby Myriad » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:18 pm

I'm cheap, so I wouldn't bother buying a new one. You'll have to do some painting regardless of which you do, unless you find an oem bumper that happens to be white.

You've already bought it and fiberglass is cheap, I'd start with that route. If it doesn't work for you, you can get a new bumper. Make sure you trim up the bumper before you start the fiberglassing, you want to fix the cause before the band-aid goes on.
I got a new shell, just need to stop driving the DX so I can work on it.

I've got a filter for my mouth, it just isn't a good one.
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Re: repair or replace bumper?

Postby zcash » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:11 pm

Contact who you bought it from and tell them about it. They may send you a new one for free or reduced rate. Either way couldn't hurt

Also next time you could use a hairdryer and warm up the bumper some so it flexes a little more. You may have to use it as you install it
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Re: repair or replace bumper?

Postby Myriad » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:22 pm

zcash wrote:Also next time you could use a hairdryer and warm up the bumper some so it flexes a little more. You may have to use it as you install it

I'll have to remember that one. The last new bumper I installed just did not want to go on.
I got a new shell, just need to stop driving the DX so I can work on it.

I've got a filter for my mouth, it just isn't a good one.
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Re: repair or replace bumper?

Postby crocrx » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:10 am

Buy it once and do it right. Now you gotta fix that cheap ass bumper that will never look right.

Buy a used oem one. What is it like $150 ? Lol
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Re: repair or replace bumper?

Postby Myriad » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:16 am

That's $130 more than fiberglass and spray-paint. If you're good at fabrication, I'm not sure anybody would notice.
I got a new shell, just need to stop driving the DX so I can work on it.

I've got a filter for my mouth, it just isn't a good one.
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Re: repair or replace bumper?

Postby crocrx » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:14 am

Myriad wrote:That's $130 more than fiberglass and spray-paint. If you're good at fabrication, I'm not sure anybody would notice.


Do it once and do it right
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